Photo by Sijie Yuan, Maine Community Foundation
Partners of the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons
Hello and thank you to those who would like to leverage your business, products, skills, and networks to raise funds for the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons to support the Somali Bantu Community Association in Lewiston, Maine! We could not be more grateful or thrilled.
This fundraiser would not have been possible without Maine Farmland Trust, Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association (MOFGA), Slow Money Maine, over 70 farms and food businesses, and aligned financial organizations and foundations who all did noteworthy work to raise awareness, stand in solidarity, donate money, and engage their communities to do the same.
The Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association in particular played a key role in raising awareness for this project among the Maine agricultural community, and calling to action these farmers to donate, spread the word among their own communities, and engage their CSA and market customers to give to the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons. Read more about MOFGA’s role here.
Thank you to all our Partners
We appreciate all the hard work of our partners to raise money for the the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons. If you do not see your organization or business listed, please contact us at littlejubbacentralmaineAC@agrariantrust.org.
- $27,000 funded by The Sewall Foundation (Website)
- Cedar Tree Foundation made a $10,000 donation (Website)
- River House aligns their values with their money and made a generous $5,000 donation (Website| Facebook | Instagram)
- Resurgam Hot Sauce has launched their "Little Jubba" hot sauce utilizing local kelp provided by Jesse Baines of Atlantic Sea Farms. 100% of the profits from sales will be donated to the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons. Find the product on their website here.
- Gawler Family Band raised over $1,300 through a benefit concert to raise money for the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons. The event was hosted by Avena Botanicals in Rockport, ME on September 12th and featured an interview with Muhidin Libah of the Somali Bantu Community Association. Watch the concert here
- PortFiber donated 20% of their August sales of a handspun yarn from a women's cooperative in Tajikistan and Afghanistan - Cashmere People Yarns (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Daybreak Growers Alliance made a direct $500 donation and promoted the cause to their network (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Bumbleroot Organic Farm donated 25% of their “Farmers Choice Veggie Bags” sales for a week in July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Maine Harvest Federal Credit Union engaged staff and their network to donate, made a business donation, and provided MOFGA membership support (Website | Facebook)
- Seacoast West African Dance and Drum donated 50% of class proceeds for a day (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Good Buddy Farm and Flower donated 10% of all sales at the farm store for a week in July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Roaring Lion Farm donated 20% of profits for a week in July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Patch Farm donated 10% of sales for two farmers markets a week in July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Lazy Acres Farm donated half of all farm cart sales for a weekend and shared on social media (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Six River Farm promoted on social media and donated 10% of July 10 farm sales (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Calyx Farm promoted on social media and donated 10% of sales for a week (Website | Instagram)
- Harvest Tide Organics asked their members to make a donation (114 did), and they matched that up to $500. They also donated 20% of farmstand sales for one weekend. (Website | Facebook)
- Hancock Family Farm donated 50% of farmstand and farmers market income for one week in July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Turning Page Farm Brewery donated 50% of beer sales profits and all tips for one weekend in July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Apple Creek Farm donated 10% of one week’s farm sales in July (Website | Facebook | Pintrest)
- Hatchet Cove Farm raised money through their CSA by offering donors four weeks of treats by Chef Genna Chericello (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Root Wild Kombucha promoted on social media and donated funds (Website | Instagram)
- Sowbelly Butchery promoted on social media and donated a portion of a week's sales (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Tusk in Belfast, Maine donated 100% of art sales on July 17th (Facebook)
- Morning Dew Farm donated 10% of their July 10th market sales (Website | Instagram)
- Frith Farm donated 10% of market sales during the week of July 6th (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Dharma Farm donated 10% of their July 9th market sales (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets promoted through social media and made a donation (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Helios Horsepower Farm raised funds and donated a percentage of farmstand sales (Facebook)
- Four Season Farm donated their July 11th sweet onion sales through their #RealFarmersCare campaign (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Dandelion Spring Farm raised awareness, contributed, and is donating 30% of CSA renewals for a week (Website | Instagram)
- Rebel Cheesesteaks donated all profits from their July 6th Summer of Solidarity event (Facebook)
- The Milkhouse organic dairy farm in Monmouth, Maine donated 10% of sales proceeds from week of June 15th (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- College of the Atlantic’s Beech Hill Farm donated sales proceeds from June 16th opening day market (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- The Farmers Dinner has committed to donate a percent of proceeds from all four farm dinners and will host two fundraising dinner events (Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter)
- NH Agrarian Commons’ Vernon Family Farm will host a fundraising event (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- Cold Spring Ranch has committed to donating 5% of all direct-customer sales for the month of July (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
- $5,000 was funded by Katy and Ryan Harkleroad
- $5,000 was funded by Gail and Jonathan Schorsch via a donor advised fund of the Jewish Communal Fund
- $10,000 was funded by JRA Fund via Maine Community Foundation
- $10,000 was funded by John Michael Scully via The Spoondrift Fund of the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund
- $5,000 was funded through a donation by Maine Grains
- $15,000 was funded by a donor-directed gift through the Maine Community Foundation
- $15,000 was funded through a donor-advised RSF Social Finance fund
- $20,000 was funded by a Schwab Charitable Donor-Advised Fund
- $10,000 was funded by a Schwab Charitable Donor-Advised Fund
- $25,000 was donated by Roberta Pearson
- $7,326 was raised for justice against racism and police brutality by the Bates College Anti-Racism Coalition
- $10,000 was funded by the K2 Family Foundation
Thank you to all our Donors!
Ellen and Frederic Furuya via a donor advised fund of Fidelity Charitable$200.00
Alexander Davis and Michelle Henkin$325.00
Katy and Ryan Harkleroad$5,000.00
Process for Partnership
Please submit to us (littlejubbacentralmaineAC@agrariantrust.org) a brief proposal, idea or even just your interest in promoting this project (see examples below). We would like to approve collaborative fundraisers, and our process is as follows:
- Contact us with an idea or willingness to fundraise so we can discuss.
- We will review your offer and approve, generally within 48 hours.
- Upon approval, we will agree on an end date where Little Jubba, SBCA, and/or Agrarian Trust names, imaging, logos, videos shall cease in correlation with the end of your fundraiser.
- We may ask you to sign a brief MOU depending on the type of collaboration.
To prevent exploitation of our images, cause, and other proprietary information, Logos, Branding, Names, and Marketing specific to the Somali Bantu Community Association and Agrarian Trust are to be used specifically during the fundraising time frame. Use of such beyond active fundraising for this project shall require a Royalties Agreement between parties. Thank you for your understanding!
Examples of Partnership
Aligned individuals, farms, organizations, restaurants, food system entities, and other aligned stakeholders that would like to support this project can do so by:
- Donating directly online - individually, as an organization, or anonymously.
- Sharing and promoting the project widely through your networks (social media, email, blogs, newsletters, publications, etc.)
- Creating a fundraising circle within your organization and community. A Facebook fundraiser is an easy way to do this.
- Creating a fundraising matching program where your organization matches any donations you raise for us within a specific period of time.
- Contributing a percent or amount of sales from a night, weekend, week, etc. of business.
- Hosting a fundraising event or activity and donating all proceeds, such as a community dinner for chefs or concerts for musical artists.
- Creating a product in our name and donate a portion of sales from that product.
All these ideas and more can be tailored to your type of business or organization:
- Farms and Producers: donate proceeds from a market, farm store, or specific project; host an event to raise money
- Restaurants: donate proceeds from sales; host an event; partner with a local farm and cater for an on-farm fundraiser event
- Institutions: conduct a fundraising matching program among client network and staff
Contact us and we can help you brainstorm an appropriate way to support us that makes sense for you!